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Aussie soars on stellar jobs data

Jobs added in June beat estimates by a mile The Australian economy added a massive 50.9k jobs in June, well above economists’ forecasts of a 17.0k increase and the biggest monthly gain since November. Adding to the positive headline, the vast majority of the jobs were in the full-time category at 41.2K, while just 9.7k…

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Upbeat Powell sends gold to 16-month low

Gold has steadied in the Wednesday session after posting sharp losses on Tuesday. In North American trade, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1226.78, down 0.08% on the day. On the release front, U.S housing numbers were softer than expected. Building Permits dropped to 1.27 million, shy of the estimate of 1.33 million.…

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Is BoE Rate Hike in Doubt After Inflation Data?

GBP slides as core inflation falls below BoE target Focus is back on the central banks on Wednesday as we await the second appearance this week of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the Bank of England’s interest rate plans are questioned following some softer inflation numbers. The pound is tumbling again on Wednesday after…

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